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Thread: Buckwheat over 100 Rubles a kilo? the scribbler, was he ver in a shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    that is the same with gas and petrol.though i do also understand digging a line some 100 km to give a village a gas pipe, who is going to pay for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    that is the same with gas and petrol.though i do also understand digging a line some 100 km to give a village a gas pipe, who is going to pay for that?
    The people who buy the gas.
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    On a random note, apparently buckwheat grows wild in Utah. Or a particular type does. I wonder what the latin name/type is for the type that grows in Russia? Also, what is the history of this crop in Russian cuisine? Is it a relatively new food? Or how long has it been part of rhe Russian diet?

    Im always blown away when i think of russian food before the potato was introduced. No one eats rutabega anymore!!

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    From wiki..

    Historically, the Russian Empire was the world leader in buckwheat production.[13] Growing areas in the Russian Empire were estimated at 2,600,000 hectares (6.5 million acres), followed by those of France at 360,000 hectares (0.9 million acres).[14] In 1970, the Soviet Union grew an estimated 1,800,000 hectares (4.5 million acres) of buckwheat. As of 2016, it remains a key cereal.[15][12]

    During the 18th and 19th centuries, buckwheat was a common crop in the northeastern United States. Cultivation declined sharply by the mid 20th century due to the use of nitrogen fertilizer, to which maize and wheat respond strongly. Over 1,000,000 acres (400,000 hectares) were harvested in the United States in 1918. By 1954, that had declined to 150,000 acres (61,000 hectares), and by 1964, the last year annual production statistics were gathered by USDA, only 50,000 acres (20,000 hectares) were grown. However, buckwheat cultivation in the US has increased due to an "explosion in popularity of so-called ancient grains" reported during the years 2009–2014.[16] In 2017, world production was 3.8 million tonnes, led by Russia with 40% of the world total, followed by China with 38% and Ukraine with 5%.[12]

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    I guess buckwheat came from china originally and then spread east and the final journey was from canada back to china in 2007...

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    I guess buckwheat came from china originally and then spread east and the final journey was from canada back to china in 2007...
    Yunnan province of China is the motherland, yes.
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